Local Government

Public entities, elected officials, and political subdivisions face undeniable scrutiny and need lawyers who not only understand the law, but also understand the complex and often delicate relationships formed between public officials amongst each other in addition to the general public.

Our attorneys are well known for our representation of public entities and the elected officials that represent those entities.  Our attorneys have unparalleled knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws that affect the responsibilities and liabilities of the public entities that we represent.

We have successfully defended a wide variety claims in both federal and state court including:

  • Tax
  • Foreclosure
  • Wage payment and FLSA Claims
  • EEOC Claims
  • Infrastructure claims
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Public Records Act
  • 1983 Civil Rights Act claims
  • Constitutional Violations
  • Disability discrimination
  • Title VII violations
  • Wrongful death under state and federal law
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent training
  • Monell violations

In addition to being successful litigators, our attorneys also provide a variety of other services to governmental officials and public entities, including:

  • Legal opinions
  • Ethics opinions
  • General counsel advice
  • Pre-litigation investigation, consultation and recommendations
  • Training and risk management
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Procurement

Related

  • Business
  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement
  • Risk Management
  • Civil Rights §1983 Litigation
  • ADA Litigation
  • Jail Suicide Litigation
  • Gross Negligence
  • Governmental Immunity
  • Automobile Accidents

 

From the Blog:

FBA Hosts Spring Happy Hour

The Federal Bar Association Baton Rouge Chapter hosted its Spring Happy Hour at The River Room last night. These events are an excellent opportunity for members to network with fellow attorneys, judges, and court staff. : Tara Johnston, Kaitlin Wall, and law clerk...

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Erlingson Banks Attorneys Attend Retiring Judges Reception

Erlingson Banks attorneys had a great time at the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s event last Thursday honoring retiring Judges. The retired Judges honored were The Honorable Richard Anderson, The Honorable Janice Clark, The Honorable Toni Higginbotham, The Honorable...

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